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Author Name:    WILSON, Isaiah W.

Title:   Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia. Facsimile reprint

Publisher:    Admiral Digby Library and Historical Society & Admiral Digby Museum, Digby, N.S., 1999, ISBN:0968575803 

Seller ID:   104207

WILSON, Isaiah W. A Geography and History of the County of Digby Nova Scotia. (Digby, N.S.) : Admiral Digby Library and Historical Society & Admiral Digby Museum, 1999. (Facsimile reprint of Halifax: Holloway Bros., 1900). Pp(12),v-xv,(1),[1]-471,(1). 8vo, illustrated white card covers, lettered in olive green. Contents : 1. General Description of Nova Scotia - Ancient Co unty of Annapolis -- Digby included in its limits -- Boundaries of latter County-- Geography -- National History -- Climate. 2. Earliest Historical References and Descriptions -- French Explorations. 3. Aborigines and their Footprints -- Acadians and their Entrance within the County -- Notes and Relics of Ancient Settlements. 4. Earliest Land Grants in the County -- Primary English Settlers -- Inducements to emigrate thither -- Locations and Sufferings -- Grants to Acadians. 5. Loyalist choose Conway as their Home -- Their Locations, Conditions and First Experiences. 6. Mode of Allotting Landsto the Loyalists -- Progress of the Settlements --Miscellaneous. 7. Townsh ip and other Grants -- Discontent concerning the Allotment of lands -- Further Arrivals -- Early Notes and Improvements. 8. Public Worship -- EarliestClergymen -- Churches erected. 9. First Educational Efforts. 10. Clare for med a Township -- Hillsburgh included with Clements -- New Settlements. 11.Commercial Progress -- Fisheries -- Religious Changes. 12. Court of Sessio ns established at Digby -- Improvements in Highways -- Grant of Confirmation Issued -- Confidence Restored - Dissenters becoming Numerous and Influential -- Efforts to retard their Progress -- Miscellaneous Notes. 13. War of 1812-14 -- Its Effects on the County -- Militia and Defences. 14. Further Land Grants -- The Interior Settled -- Clare devastated by Fire -- Emigration to Upper Canada -- French locate at Marshalltown, Gilbert Cove and elsewhere. 15. Visit of Governor Sir James Kempt to Digby -- Steam Communication with Annapolis and St. John, N.B. -- Loss of Packet Caroline -- Digby County Established -- Hillsburgh and Weymouth Townships Defined. 16. Political Notes -- Clare accorded a Member in the House of Assembly -- Appearance of "Potato Blight" -- Court of Sessions raised in Clare - Education Encouraged.17. Masonic and other Benevolent Institutions -- Temperance Organizations and their Results -- Miscellaneous Notes. 18. Ecclesiastical History, Continued -- Visit of Governor Falkland -- Schools and General Literacy Advancement -- Sequel of Introduction of New Education Act -- Centennial Celebration in Clare. 19. Additional Political Notes -- Confederation -- Shipping andCommerce. 20. Farming and Agricultural Societies -- Judicial History. 21. Sporting and other Amusements. 22. Western Counties' Railway. 23. Nova Scotia Electric Telegraph and its success -- Domestic Steamers and Telephone Lines. 24. Biographies of General Conway and Admiral Digby -- Sketches of Prominent Early Settlers. 25. Miscellaneous Notes -- Valuable Documents -- OurFuture -- How to make it Prosperous -- Results of such Efforts -- Conclusi on. Appendices: Copies of Valuable Documents -- Roll of Clergy, Government Officers and Parliamentary Representatives -- Municipal and Town Councils -- Census Statistics. Very good. 25.00


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